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LIBBYFITZ
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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Hello everyone,
I have been absent for the longest time since starting with Sparkpeople. Work and illness has taken over my life in the last 2 months.

I had 2 issues at work , the first being that the Community Health Department I work for was in the process of going to records on line, so that consisted of training both out of clinic and in the clinic. We will be moving to "central Booking" in the near future so needed to get all my forward bookings in the diary onto the computer diary. So a major change in thinking as we are now typing into the records online! It is brilliant as these records now will be available to the school nurses as the baby gets older and moves into the school system. More continuity of care. Also less duplication.

The 2nd thing at work was going through an assessment for our Competencies.
As we are now registered nationally we have to pass competencies that we don't necessarily do on a day to day basis. So lots of study and reading policies as well as running a VERY busy clinic! emoticon

The good news is that I passed the competencies last week. And all the forward bookings are in the computer diary! And am becoming quite comfortable using the new data entry program. Who would have thought that as a nurse I would be sitting at a computer typing as a major part of my job!........Lola

emoticon So 2 major stressors in my life are now dealt with !!

The illness was a cold that did not get better for ages and developed into a gastroenteritis 2 weeks later. This took nearly a month to get over and 2 lots of sick leave from work.

I am now starting to feel that I can get back to Sparking, I need to for the sake of my health and wellbeing. I have gained 8kkg since Christmas . Hit 70kg last week. Here was me wanting to be 60kg at 60 years of age! Well I am 60 on the 23rd of August this year so I have a feeling that this may not be possible. emoticon Hard to believe I was down to 60.2 kg last year.

But as the saying in Sparkpeople goes 2 steps forward and 1 step back. emoticon

It is the beginning of a new month and I will get back to the 10min Sparkpeople Exercise Videos .

I apologise for not being here supporting you in the last few months but am hoping to get back to Sparking more and being a better Sparkfriend.

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  • GONNA_BREAKAWAY
    Congrats on pushing forward - in regaining your health, getting up-to-date at work, and now, refocusing on your weight loss goals.

    Happy 60th birthday! I know it is early but you deserve to hear it 60 x 60 times up until and including the day!
    1167 days ago
  • RORYLYONS
    Happy that your health is better & your back on board with your emoticon emoticon
    1179 days ago
  • WENDYSPARKS
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    1180 days ago
  • GOANNA2
    Glad to hear that you are feeling better. That sounds
    like such a good system at work and I can understand
    the work that went into it. It's good to have that over with.
    Look after yourself so that you don't get sick again and
    good luck with lsoing your weight. You can do this. Just
    look forward and start now. emoticon emoticon
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    1180 days ago
  • RAINBOWFALLS
    I'm glad to hear that things are looking up for you with your work - passing the tests has to take a lot of stress off. The articles do say stress can add weight. Best of luck to you!
    1180 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Sorry to hear you have been ill :(( Glad the major work stressor is finally relieved! So happy to have you back on board!!
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    1180 days ago
  • IUHRYTR
    emoticon back. May you have greater success this round than before. emoticon -- Lou
    1181 days ago
  • APED7969
    Good to see you back and glad to hear you're feeling better!
    1181 days ago
  • SUSIEPH1
    Great to see you back Libby .. Sorry you have been so ill ..
    Congratulations on passing Competencies. . Thinking of you ..
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Much love Susie
    1181 days ago
  • KAILYNSTAR
    I so know about missing Spark. I'm glad you're feeling better and work may be getting easier...or not.

    Back to work with the workouts.
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    1181 days ago
  • KANSASROSE67
    Glad to see you back! Great job with handling all the new stuff at work.

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    1181 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    Happy to see you back and congrats on passing the competencies!
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    Also glad to hear you are feeling better!
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    1181 days ago
  • TEMPEST272002
    So glad you're back! I totally understand about life and demanding work taking over... and the resulting weight gain. Still, we're here and working towards our goal. It doesn't really matter what the scale says when you're 60. What is important is that you take a mindful approach to creating a healthy life.
    1181 days ago
  • CATLADY52
    So glad you came back. And emoticon on passing your tests and going online. Either one of those might have some people yelling for mercy, but both? Not you! And having the gastroenteritis must have been the absolute bummer. Take care of yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1181 days ago
  • CATLADY52
    So glad you came back. And emoticon on passing your tests and going online. Either one of those might have some people yelling for mercy, but both? Not you! And having the gastroenteritis must have been the absolute bummer. Take care of yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1181 days ago
  • WENDYJM4
    I have missed you emoticon
    1181 days ago
  • CODEMAULER
    It's always great to see you out here - I've missed you!
    1181 days ago
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